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Q: Extract of Alegria ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Extract of Alegria
Category: Health
Asked by: bgruberg-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 19 Jul 2006 08:35 PDT
Expires: 18 Aug 2006 08:35 PDT
Question ID: 747740
About 5 years ago I received a sample called "Extract of Alegria". It
is made from a Columbian herb from the state of Cali. The only other
information on the bottle is "Foundation for the Rural Community
Development (CISEC)" and "Indian Shelter of Canoas Las Vueltas
Village". I would like to know any information about this product
including where it is produced, how I can get it, the plant it comes
from, who makes it, and any other information. Thanks

Request for Question Clarification by crabcakes-ga on 19 Jul 2006 11:10 PDT

  I have been unable to locate this product, but I have found the address of 
Fundación para el Desarrollo Rural Integral Comunitario- CISEC.

Centro de Investigaciones y Servicios Comunitarios (CISEC)
Ecological farming is the chief focus of CISEC?s work. With the ?Juán
Tama School Centre?, the foundation has developed a model project for
sustainable agriculture and intercultural education.

Director: Eduardo Caicedo
Address: Calle 4 No 95 - 82, Barrio Meléndez, Cali, Colombia

Tel/Fax:  00572-33 20 067 / 3324 640

In Spanish this herb is called alegría de monte  or alegria de campo,
the botanical name is Scutellaria coccinea, a medicinal plant.


This company can compound a tincture/extract of the alegria de monte plant.

For what purpose is this herb used? Any other hints you  have may help
me locate it for you.

Regards, Crabcakes

Clarification of Question by bgruberg-ga on 19 Jul 2006 12:54 PDT

I did find those email/telephone numbers also but they seem to be not
working. The product is used for "mood enhancing" and basically makes
you feel happier.  I am looking for a supplier of the raw extract from
that plant (alegria de monte) that you found. The sample that I have
also says "Yu Luc'X", "Natural products, Born from water" on the
front. Let me know if you need further information.

Request for Question Clarification by crabcakes-ga on 19 Jul 2006 15:51 PDT
I have searched extensively, in ENglish and Spanish and came up with
nothing more than the Labfave site. Try contacting them in the US:
Labfarve INC.
7794 NW 46 Street Miami FL, 33166. - USA 

If you live in a city with a large Hispanic population, you may try
visiting local herb stores called Yerberias. Sometimes these shops may
be called Botanikas, depending on the country of origin of the
Hispanic population.

Please let me know if you consider this question closed or not.

Regards, Crabcakes

Clarification of Question by bgruberg-ga on 19 Jul 2006 18:05 PDT
Thank you for helping out with this difficult question. The Labfave
site doesn't seem to be selling the raw alegria extract, but a mixture
of some sort. I will try to contact them via email since there is no
phone number listed, I am not even sure they are selling products
In regards to the question, since there is no clear supplier of the
raw alegria extract, could you please give me any information you can
find on how I would be able to come up with a synthetic (man-made)
version of the plant extract and how much it would cost. I live in new
jersey so it would be helpful if you could narrow down labs that are
in this state. Once again thank you for helping me.

Request for Question Clarification by crabcakes-ga on 19 Jul 2006 23:48 PDT
This is  a toughie. I located a phone number for Labfarve:
13205 S.W. 137 Av.S.105 Miami
Fl. 33186 Tel: 786 ? 573 - 1871

According to this article in Spanish, they do carry Alegria de monte,
and a product called Alegría Plus, hat is an herbal anti-depressant.

This is the Colombian address:
Labfarve, Extractos Naturales
Avenida Corpas Km. 3 Suba
Tel: 6 862510, Fax: 6 834481
Page 30
Bogotá - Colombia 

Ciao, Crabcakes
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